What are effective medication combinations for dyslipidemia?
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Many combination drug therapies are effective in treating dyslipidemia. Compared with statin monotherapy, combinations that include ezetimibe (Zetia), a bile acid sequestrant, or niacin further lower low- density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol (strength of recommendation [SOR]: A), and increase the likelihood of attaining National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) LDL cholesterol goals (SOR: B). Adding ezetimibe to a bile acid sequestrant reduces LDL cholesterol (SOR: B). Fibrate or niacin added to statin monotherapy provide mixed lipid-modifying effects for combined dyslipidemia (SOR: A).
Journal of Family Practice, 55(1) 2006: 70-72.
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